1963 was the Pivotal Year for Civil Rights

In the modern civil rights era, no year stands out in my memory more than 1963. I was a sophomore at Druid High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala. and living in McKenzie Court, the all-Black...

Is Secretary Gates Disloyal to Obama?

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates isn’t the first political appointee to analyze the work of an administration he served, even if that administration remains in power. In 1999, while President Bill Clinton was still...

Incognito Not Alone in Using N-Word

Miami Dolphins players Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin have dominated sports news in recent weeks, but for all the wrong reasons. Supposedly, Martin was “bullied” by Incognito to the point that Martin left the...

Trump Employing ‘Birther’ Issue as a Weapon of Mass Distraction

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” Abraham Lincoln A...

Marc H. Morial…For The State of Black America, The Issue is Jobs

From March 29-31, the National Urban League brings its fight for urban jobs to Capitol Hill with its 2011 Legislative Policy Conference. This year’s summit will   make the case for targeted action to tackle...

Over $90M Lost to Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Earlier this month Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged an organization known as Freedom by Faith Ministries with defrauding over 100 consumers in Southeast Michigan. The alleged crime: foreclosure rescue scams. Unfortunately the circumstances...

Some Companies Get It. Some Don’t, But They Will!

Washington, DC –Some companies get it.  Some don’t, but they will.   There are still a lot of people who believe the NFL is too powerful for anything or anybody to force changes in the...

Ferguson is Still Everywhere If You’re Black

It's been 250 days since our fallen brethren Michael Brown Jr. was fatally shot in Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Mo. by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Wilson got rich, famous, and a vacation after killing...

It’s Good to be Seen

When my children were younger they would call me into a room and beg me to “look at what I can do.” Often their act was extremely miniscule in terms of theatrics or technical...

Protecting Our Progress

As Americans consider our choices in this presidential election year, President Obama and his progressive vision have been under constant attack by those who want (as they are quick to proclaim) to “take America...

Fighting for an America that Works for Working Families

Submitted to the AFRO by Elijah Cummings For families `like my own, Labor Day each year is a civil rights holiday.  From our own life experience, we understand that attacks on our nation’s labor unions...

On Dick Gregory’s Birthday, I Recalled His Encouragement to Write About ‘the Seen...

(TriceEdneyWire.com)--The celebration of the life of Dick Gregory on Saturday September 16th at the City of Praise church in Landover, Md. was over seven hours of eclectic diversity from a serenade by Native Americans...

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